Country: Japan
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 45%
Score: 93 points

Nikka Yoichi 10 Year Old Single Malt. Image courtesy La Maison du Whisky. This single malt from Nikka’s Yoichi Distillery near Hokkaido in the mountains of northern Japan has a nose with good maltiness and oak notes, honey, dried apples, and muted spices. The taste is spicy with black pepper, honey, touches of stewed fruits, raisins, and figs. The finish is slightly dry with long, smooth fading spices and a touch of honey. Outstanding! (June, 2014)